Solve $3a + 4b = a - 8b + 24$ for $a$ in terms of $b$.
Solve for a in terms of b
You are asked to rearrange this so that you have 'a' out the front by itself. The other side can have not a's in it.
Follow these steps, one at a time, to get your answer.
1) take 1a away from BOTH sides
2) take 4b away from BOTH sides
3)Divide BOTH sides by the number in front of the a (which should be 2)
4) there might be a little tidying to do on the right side but the left side just has 'a' now. That is what you want
Come back with your working and the answer
No wait, that's not it. I gtg to sleep now. Ill be back in the morning.
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